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Batak Toba  
Indigenous Group Batak Toba (Also known as: Toba Batak, Batta, Orang Batak Toba, Silindung Batak).
Location Indonesia, island of Sumatra, Sumatera Utara Province, Samosir Island (in Lake Toba) and east, south, and west of Lake Toba on the mainland.
Estimated Population 2,000,000 (1991, SIL International)
Environment Highland / Rainforest
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Paid Labor / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Batak Toba
Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Sumatra, Batak, Southern
Alternate names: Toba Batak, Batta, Orang Batak Toba, Silindung Batak, Toba Batak taal, bahasa Toba Batak, langue Toba Batak, lengua Toba Batak 
Dialects: Close to Angkola Batak (Batak Angkola).
Website URLs Ethnologue
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
Batak Toba ethnic group
Batak Toba language
Wikipedia: Batak (Toba, as ethnic subset of Batak group)
1993 Library of Congress Report (Batak cultural overview, statistics)
Indahnesia.com
Indonesia Department of Tourism
Joshua Project
NGOs Bona Ni Pasogit (Association of Batak Tribes in Europe)
Monitor International (Lake Toba - Lake Champlain Sister Lakes Partnership)
World Rainforest Movement
Down To Earth
The Corner House
Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center
Human Rights Watch

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